News From Pastor Alecia’s Study

Remember Who We Are

We begin our fall looking at the very personal letters from St. Paul to Timothy. There is a great of wisdom to be gleaned from the ancient text, which is relevant to our current situations. This series delves into the core of our mission here at First United Methodist Church. If you are able, take time to read through the letters before we start the series!


We were privileged to celebrate the sacrament of holy baptism twice this month. On August 23, Maeven Egly was baptized. Her parents are Jess and Jason. Maeven has two older siblings, Ronan and Mia. Pastor Josh baptized Drake Smith the following Sunday. His parents are Kevin and Sara. His older sister is Zoey.

Expansion Update

If you did not receive an Expansion update in the brown envelope during the first week of September, please let the church office know. We want to make sure the congregation is informed in each step of the process.

District Superintendent Installation

Mark your calendars for September 27, if you would like to attend the installation of Rev. Kiboko Kiboko as our new District Superintendent. More details will be forth coming as they are made available.

Charge Conference

The date for our Charge Conference is Tuesday, October 15. The location will be at New Horizons United Methodist Church. All are welcome to attend our yearly meeting. The Rev. Dr. Jill Sanders will be presiding over the time.




Continuing Small Groups

                                Exercise Groups
ID-100201751Heavenly Bodies:  Mondays and Thursdays, 8:15 – 9 AM in the sanctuary.  Chair exercise.  Contact:  Judy Bonnet   563-212-0305
Reachers: Tuesday and Thursdays 6-6:45 PM in the sanctuary.  Aerobic dance with weights or with exercise balls.  Contact:  Deb Picone  319-430-3659
 Community Forum 2015
Fellowship Groups
Bucket List Coffee:  Mondays, 9 – 10 AM in church library.  Informal, drop-in group.  Contact Bev at 626-2762
Lamplighters:  once a month, check the calendar, contact Bev at 626-2762
Free Birds:  once a month, check the calendar, contact:  Lynn Jansen  936-7164
                                                                    Study Groups
study36cPrayer Group:  Tuesdays, 7:15 PM in the Library or Pastor’s study
Thursdays, 1:00 PM in the church library.  Praying for our church and community.
Men’s Group:  Mondays, 7:00 in the MOC.  Contact Paul Meade at  400-5242
Men’s Bible Study:  Wednesdays, 6:30 AM at HyVee in Coralville.  Contact Pastor Josh at 563-505-0808